With an intolerably cruel father as a central character and a setting as cozy as granite, this grim black comedy from Belgium would be unbearable if it wasn't scripted with such wry humor. In a dreary industrial town somewhere in Belgium, Roger Closset
(Benoit Poelvoorde), a photographer for a local newspaper, dreams of a better life for himself and his family. When a local business offers a brand new car to anyone who breaks a world record, Roger insists his hapless teenage son Michel (Jean-Francois Devigne) become the next door-opening
champion: Michel only needs to open a door, pass through, then close it behind him 41,828 times and the car is his. Michel wants ...